I journal a lot, and I go deep, but it doesn't feel like it's helping any more. I have generally good emotional awareness-- I know what is stressing me out, I recognize triggers, I dig into the the "bad" feelings that I "shouldn't have". And I work to end journaling sessions with a positive note, like a lesson I've learned, but I really don't feel any relief from journaling any more. I just feel like I can't get out deep self-analysis mode. The things that trigger me are constantly on my mind now, and I don't want to push them away, because the whole point is not to do that. But all this the introspection is now a stressor. I feel like I'm not able to take a break from the emotional work-- now that it's at the surface, it's just there. I'm understanding it better, but it's still stressing me out. I can't seem to let it go and enjoy a nice day. I'm even afraid to take a break because I worry that if I'm not doing all this stuff, my symptoms will get worse. I do meditate at least 30 minutes daily, and that helps somewhat, but it doesn't seem to create the balance I need. As I write this out, I'm realizing that the times when I was doing best were the times when I was able to stop caring about my symptoms. I'm finding that really hard right now. I suspect this means that fear/frustration around TMS is a major factor keeping me in the cycle. (In support of that, my symptoms are dialing down as I write this.) I'm just so sick of this stuff. I'm frustrated because for some people it resolves so easily, and I worry that I will just keep hounding down one symptom after another for who knows how long. I just want a break from all this journaling and digging. Does anyone relate? Has anyone found any helpful techniques for approaching this in a more balanced way?